For new Canada Immigrants, the schools categories always makes them be confused. When they searched out through searching engines such as Google, they might see different “District School Board” sites, and they might make mistake after they check the website information, for example: they want to apply A school, but they might get the school information is belongs to B which it is a similar school under another “District School Board”.
OK, let me try to clarify these mess, but I just give the info due to my personal experience : By now, I know there are at least 2 big and popular “District School Board”s in Toronto:
1: Toronto District School Board (TDSB)
About the TDSB
The Toronto District School Board is the largest school Board in Canada and
the fourth largest in North America. We have nearly 600 schools and
serve more than 250,000 students each year.
2: Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB)
Toronto Catholic Schools
A Long and Proud History of Service to the Community
The Toronto Catholic District School Board is proud to be a significant
part of the fabric of publicly-funded Catholic education in the Province
of Ontario. We serve more than 93,000 students in our 201 Catholic
schools, and represent close to 475,000 Catholic school supporters in
So don’t mix them, you might be looking for an adult high school which belongs to TCDSB, not TDSB, right ? double check now.